If you’ve been paying attention to the oil spill crisis in the gulf, you know about the ‘top kill’ method they are considering to stop the oil leak.

Here’s a graphical explanation of how top kill works:

Last I heard, they just gave the approval to proceed – cross your fingers!

Does anybody else think it’s plain ridiculous that companies are allowed to create these spewing oil wells without having some sort of fail-safe?  And a fail-safe for that fail-safe?  And a fail-safe for that one too?  Considering the potential disaster of a leak, plan your fail-safes accordingly!